MEET THE BOARD

Larissa Andrusyshyn

Larissa Andrusyshyn Larissa graduated from Concordia University with an M.A. in Creative Writing. She currently facilitates creative writing workshops for the Quebec Writer’s Federation and works with local non-profits to offer workshops to at-risk youth. She lives and writes in Montreal.

Andrea Clarke

Andrea Clarke Andrea volunteered with CEED Concordia in 2009 at Sports Outreach Ministry in Koro and has been a director for The Mercy Project since 2010. She has a background in biology and in biochemistry, and a keen interest in many more fields than she is likely to admit to. At present, Andrea is pursuing an MBA at the John Molson School of Business and is the Executive Director of Head & Hands NDG.

Arielle Elkrief

Arielle Elkrief Arielle completed her medical degree in Chicoutimi in 2015. She is currently enrolled as an Internal Medicine resident in Montreal. She travelled to Uganda in 2009 and joined The Mercy Project to stay involved with the community of Gulu. In Chicoutimi, Arielle completed one term as Campus Coordinator for IFMSA-Quebec and was able to contribute to global health projects geared to communities in the area.

Catherine Ferriter

cf_resized As a US citizen, Casey moved to Montreal to study international relations through the Political Science department of Concordia University. She has several years past experience volunteering with a variety of nonprofit organizations in the US, Canada, and Uganda. In 2014 she traveled to Gulu, Uganda with CEED to volunteer at the St Jude Children’s Home, where she first became acquainted with The Mercy Project.

Anne-Sophie Grenier

IMG_2497_cropped Anne-Sophie holds a BA in Communications Studies with a Minor in Political Science from Concordia University. She travelled to Uganda with CEED Concordia in 2013 where she was able to see first-hand the work that the Mercy Project does and the important role that St Jude’s Children’s Home plays. She is currently the Communications and Events Coordinator for CEED and travelled again to Uganda in 2016. Seeing the growth and development accomplished over 3 years has solidified her passion for the work the Mercy Project does.

Daniel Lavigueur

Dannybio Daniel holds a B.A. in Human Environment and is completing an MBA. He is an experienced project manager working in the fields of environment and international development. He has worked in East Africa for almost a decade supporting projects relating to The Mercy Project, CEED Concordia and UNICEF, and in Canada, has worked with the Climate Reality Project and East Coast Environmental Law.

Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson Jamie is from Brampton, Ontario and now resides in Montreal after completing her Major in History at Concordia University. She volunteered in Uganda in 2008 and served as CEED Concordia’s Executive Director for 3 years. Jamie has been involved in social justice and anti-poverty work in various capacities. Her interests include fractals, robots, oral history, reading, and social innovation.

Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson Jennifer was born and raised in Montreal. She recently completed her Master’s degree from Concordia University where she was a proud member of the Concordia Stingers women’s rugby team. Jennifer is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Neuroscience at McGill University. She volunteered with CEED Concordia in 2009 with Sports Outreach Ministry.

Julius Labeja Acire

Labeja Julius Acire comes from a programs management background having completed a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies with specialty in participatory methods in Rural Social Development, Research methods and Enterprise Development. He also holds certificates in Project Monitoring & Evaluation, Project Planning & Management from Makerere University. He is the Executive Director of CEED Uganda.

Lamex Simon

Lamex works as the Field Officer of The Mercy Project and is also the head of security at CEED Uganda. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Gulu University and a Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation. In his spare time, Lamex likes watching action movies, playing soccer and volleyball, and touring.